David Rasche (born August 7, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American actor. He started in theatre, but also has appeared on numerous movies and television series. He became a member of the Chicago Second City, after John Belushi moved on to Saturday Night Live. In 1974, he fronted $1,000 to help start Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. His most famous role by far, is the title role in the late 1980s series Sledge Hammer!: Rasche's inimitable performance as a violent and chauvinistic cop earned him rave reviews and the series is considered a cult classic. A few years earlier, an almost unrecognizable Rasche played a nuclear terrorist in the groundbreaking 1983 TV movie Special Bulletin.
He had a minor role as a photographer in the movie Cobra alongside Brigitte Nielsen. He also starred in the early-'90s NBC sitcom Nurses.
Rasche has a scholarly background (graduate degree from the University of Chicago) and also worked as a teacher and writer before going into showbusiness full-time...
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David Rasche was born